The first two to arrive this week were Vermont Bean Seed (which sells more than bean seeds) and Pinetree Garden seeds. Of the two, Pinetree offers a more intriguing array of seeds. They have specialty sections for growing Italian herbs and vegetables as well as special Asian cuisine vegetables. We've been toying with the idea of growing some herbs and vegetables and trying to sell them through the farmer's market or to local restaurants, and if I ever go through with that plan, I'll turn to a catalog like this for my seeds.
I've got a few things circled already. I know I want to try to grow leeks next year. Each year I pick several experimental vegetables to try, and 2012 shall be the year of the leek and the year of the asparagus here at Seven Oaks. We've got a bed already prepared for them, as if they're long awaited house guests. Here's your nice bed of well rotted cow manure and peat - come on down! I'll bring you a hot toddy of compost tea tonight, okay?
I know why the seed companies are rushing the season. But I've barely finished this year's garden, and now they're already enticing me with seeds for 2012!